Business innovation through smart specialisation

The REFRAME project aims at inspiring and helping food related SMEs to find, develop and strengthen their offer to better meet the demand from the regional market players. Below you find a number of best practises from our five participating pilot regions.

 

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Regional beef cooperative

The regional beef cooperative Natuurvlees Wester-
kwartier 
is a joint venture between various links in
the meat chain: a.o. dairy farmers, cattle farmers,
nature conservation organizations, meat processors
and care institutions. 

More information and detailed description

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COOP Crowdfunding

COOP Crowdfunding is a pilot project consisting 
of a platform to raise funding for visionary food 
producers who have a good idea, but lack funding 
to realise their ideas. With this platform the 
general public will be able to benefit from the
cooperation by getting even better food products.

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Ø-specialiteter® (Island Specialities)
– a terroir in Danish

EU approved regional brand protections have
never been widely used in Danish food production
- for cultural and geographical reasons.
The terroir concept Ø-Specialiteter® (Island
Specialties) is seeking to promote a re-discovery
of the diversity of natural conditions where adaptive
food production can accommodate the differences
in these natural conditions and thus potentially
promote greater sustainability in production.

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Building a brand for locally produced food

Fishermen at Spiken by lake Vänern made an
important decision building a business compound
where seventeen small-scale fishing companies
cooperated building a stronger brand for regional
whitefish roe.

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Fruitcafé de Helpende Hand as a neighborhood
social enterprise

Fruitcafé de Helpende Hand is primarily a neighborhood
social enterprise. Themes that take shape within the
store are healthy food, social activation and meeting
each other, healthy ageing and sustainability.
The store is a social enterprise (cooperative) with
a matching business model.

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Lousbergmarkt in Ghent

Lousbergmarkt is a covered market that first opened
its doors in September 2016, within the city center
of Ghent. Four local businesses joined forces to create
high-quality traditional craftsmanship with local
products and the new Lousbergmarkt was born, 
an idea that comes from the South.

More information and detailed description

www.lousbergmarkt.be

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House of Food | Factory for the future

The food industry is an important economic
activity of West-Flanders. 925 food processing 
enterprises are situated in West-Flanders, of 
which 90 percent SME’s. Although the food 
industry offers 16.000 job opportunities in
West-Flanders, it is facing a number of challenges.
Innovation measures are therefore more important
than ever.

More information and detailed description

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De Streekboer (The Regional Farmer)

A business model for an intermediary between
regional food related SMEs and urban consumers.
With De Streekboer customers can order online
fresh products from regional farmers and producers.
Every Thursday the delivery takes place at a fixed
location.

More information and detailed description

www.destreekboer.nl/groningen

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Pilot “proeftuin Zwart Mosterdzaad”,
experimenting with growing black
Musterdseed

The Municipality of Groningen helped to develop
a model for the regional sourcing of black mustard
seed for the production of a regional mustard brand.

More information and detailed description

   

Toentje - Producing food for the Food Bank